I am looking online at salary websites and forums to get an idea of what I can expect in this specialty. How much are you guys making? Do any of you guys make 40+ an hour? Do you guys get benefits with the agencies you work for- retirement/health insurance... ?
In general benefits are poor, pay varies with employers in different areas. A good way to find out this information is to make cold calls to agencies you are interested in and asking, without divulging your identity on the call.
34 an hour in Ct. we are salary. Benefits are good at the large company I work for!
16.50 an hour NW Florida.
16.50 sounds extremely low. Are you working as a cna or lpn?
That's LPN starting pay. I make 18.50 w/o shift diff. RNs start at that rate. Seasoned make 20 and up.
I worked for a HHA for a short time in July/August 2016. LPN, Tulsa, OK $21.50/hour plus $0.35/mile plus an allowance for cell phone. Employer offered a good health plan (I think it was BCBS) with reasonable premium and good coverage. (I loved the work but they had a person in the office scheduling visits and there was no rhyme or reason to the way visits were scheduled).
We are paid a base salary for a minimun of 30 points/week plus a perdiem rate for every point above the 30 point expectation. I am a home health nurse within a large hospital system, so I have a robust benefits package. The earning potential is limitless!
I make $27 an hour as an RN. We get paid mileage, drive time and charting time. It's great.
Pay is going to vary widely based on geography and funding options.
Some areas have a very low cost of living or an overabundance of nurses -- they will pay the least. Some areas have a high COL and a shortage of nurses -- they will pay the most.
Medicaid cases will pay the least. Private pay or auto insurance pay will likely pay the most. Regular health insurance will likely be somewhere between the two.
I am in RN in North TX and our permanent FT private duty RNs make $32/h. If you are PRN or Cover, you can make up to $39/h and mileage is reimbursed (poorly), but I LOVE MY JOB. I completed a residency program out of school on an acute oncology unit (making a base hourly rate of $28) at a "prestigious", MAGNET hospital and the Employee Satisfaction was horrendous. The only nurses on the floor were new grads waiting for the residency to be over and experienced nurses barely hanging on because they were so close to getting their retirement, but that is an entire can of worms containing nurse: patient ratios and charting requirements that I don't care to open.
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